Gorgeous quilts by textile artist Bisa Butler

I was completely blown away when I saw Bisa Butler’s latest works in a photo article in the Guardian last weekend.  These quilts, with the subjects drawn from old black-and-white photos of African-Americans, are gorgeous – so completely full of life and colour.  The artistry is amazing and the fabrics are fantastic.

Here is the piece called Broom Jumpers:

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photo copyright Bisa Butler; from Guardian article 19th October 2019

If you check out Ms. Butler’s Instagram account, you can see that these quilts are very large, and totally stunning.  I am taken with their vibrancy, with the skill of the artist, with the exuberant fabric, and with the subjects.

Here is one called Dear Mama:

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photo copyright Bisa Butler; from Guardian article 19th October 2019

According to the article, Ms. Butler is currently exhibiting at the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.  If I was anywhere near New York, wild horses couldn’t keep me away from this exhibit.

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